Port to host public hearing on modification of transmission lines

The Port of Long Beach will conduct a public hearing at 6pm on Wednesday, Aug. 16, in the Board Room at the Port of Long Beach Interim Administrative Offices, 4801 Airport Plaza Dr., concerning a draft environmental-impact report examining a proposal by Southern California Edison (SCE) to modify transmission and telecommunication lines crossing the Cerritos…

Eye on Crime | August 4

LBPD reporting system is still down. Crimes reported by SHPD Citywide Thursday, July 27 11:12am Identity theft 2400 block Amelia Ct. 3:00pm Possession of controlled substance, driving with suspended license, two misdemeanor warrants E. Willow & Orange Ave. (suspect taken into custody) Friday, July 28 1:57am Possession of paraphernalia, appropriation of lost property, false ID…

Doggedly protecting society

Zoe Adler | Signal Tribune The Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Regional Explosives Detection Dog Initiative (REDDI) hosted a canine training event from 10am to noon on Thursday, Aug. 27 at the Long Beach Convention Center that included odor recognition trials and reality-based operational search scenarios, according to a DHS statement. Pictured is Officer Jerry…

Preparing to set up shop

Long Beach offers tough laws on cannabis, and some marijuana business owners like it that way

To the marijuana-business owners who waited years to finally open their doors, Long Beach will offer something of value– protection from illegal competitors. Operators of cannabis establishments are still in the process of pushing through the business-license application process, but the strict regulatory framework established in the City also means that every business owner will…

Signal Hill City Council approves entering emergency water agreement

Council also authorizes purchase of screens to capture water debris

Continuing a focus on water as at its last meeting, the Signal Hill City Council on July 25 approved entering into a resource-sharing agreement to ensure continued water supply during an emergency. It also approved the purchase of 36 catch-basin screens to capture trash and debris from wastewater. In other business, the council approved the…

New Long Beach public-art piece to be nonprofit’s 1,137th mural

The mural promotes vehicle and pedestrian safety at local YMCA

Last week, the annual event Pow! Wow! brought artists together to beautify the community. One week later, a local nonprofit added yet another mural to its long list of public-art projects, continuing the mural-painting legacy in Long Beach. After 24 years of painting communal art, Operation Clean Slate, a beautification nonprofit group from Costa Mesa,…

Running head-on into bull culture

Bulls are a vital part of Spain’s culture. Bullfighting and the Running of the Bulls festivals, held periodically throughout the country, are iconic traditions that have been met with polarizing responses from Spain’s citizens. Some chalk it up to a classic custom that has been around for centuries, and it always will be. Others believe…

Using the transgender community as a distraction

The LGBTQ Center of Long Beach expresses extreme alarm and opposition to President Donald Trump’s morning announcement [Wednesday] implementing a total ban on transgender people from serving in the United States military. The decision to announce this ban on Twitter, and the President’s use of the grammatically incorrect phrase “transgender in the military,” is disgusting,…

Large group drinking in public leads to shooting by LBPD officers

The Long Beach Police Department (LBPD) released information Monday regarding an officer-involved shooting that occurred last week. On Saturday, July 22, at approximately 8:20pm, LBPD officers were dispatched to a call regarding a group of subjects loitering in the 2100 block of West Spring Street. Upon arrival, the officers observed approximately 20 to 30 subjects…

Man dies during single-vehicle accident

A man is dead after a single-car accident last week, according to police. On Friday, July 21 at 4:37am, Long Beach police responded to an injury traffic collision at Studebaker Road and Driscoll Street. When officers arrived, they discovered that a 2016 Honda Civic had collided with a wooden power-line pole, causing it to collapse.…

EDCO invests in 25 near-zero-emissions vehicles

EDCO is taking delivery of 25 new near-zero (NZ) natural gas-powered collection vehicles and placing them into service throughout its fleet, according to the company. The technologically advanced NZ engines produce almost zero emission of nitrous oxide (NOx), which is the primary generator of air pollution, and EDCO’s will be some of the first collection…